Ingredients

  • 1½ cups / 360 ml warm water
  • 1½ tsp / 8 g salt or substitute
  • ¼  cup / 60 ml coconut sugar syrup (⅓ cup / 80 ml coconut sugar dissolved in ¼ cup / 60 ml water, boiled for 3 minutes while stirring, then cooled)
  • 4 cups / 480 g SWG flour
  • 1 (¼ oz / 7 g) package active yeast

Directions

Machine Method:
1. Add all ingredients to bread machine in order listed.
2. Set machine on wheat/light/1-lb loaf.

Hand Method:
1. Warm 1¾ cups of the water with the coconut sugar until the mixture reaches body temperature.
2. Add yeast to the water and sugar mixture. Set it aside for five minutes, or until it becomes foamy.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together salt and flour.
4. Add the water, sugar, and yeast mixture to the flour and salt, and mix until it forms one solid ball.
5. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
6. Knead for 10 minutes.
7. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes and then knead the bread for 10 more minutes.
8. Set the dough on a clean towel and allow it to rise until it doubles in volume (about 1½-2 hours).
9. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
10. Punch the dough down, form it into a loaf and put it into the prepared loaf pan.
11. Allow the dough to rise again until double in volume.
12. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the bread achieves a golden brown color.
14. Cool on a rack and serve.

Comments

Bread is always more delicious right out of the oven, healthier when you can leave out preservatives, and more enjoyable when you use whatever flour and seasonings you want.  SWG flour is made from grain that has been allowed to sprout after harvesting, resulting in peak enzymatic activity that makes the end product more digestible and the nutrients more bioavailable. It not only maximizes the value, but also makes the bread richer than the usual whole grain product. All of these are brought together in this recipe for fresh-baked health.

Per Serving: 1 Carb, 0 Protein, 0 Fat
Preparation Time: 45 minutes + 2 hours
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty Rating: 2
Serving Size: 1 oz / 28 g slice
Serves: 28

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102 responses to Homemade Sprouted Whole Grain (SWG) Bread

  1. This is great, thank you.

  2. I have a bread machine but what I use it to knead/rise and kneed again. Then I take it out and shape it to make a loaf, I put it in a loaf pan and let it rise. When it’s baked I get a loaf that can be sliced into “proper” slices. NO blade to dig out from the bottom.

  3. Hello to all! The recipe has been re-tested and adjusted.

  4. What a disaster!!! My bread machine is covered with dough! It only had about 1/2 left and bubbled over and was burning to the inside of the machine and still gooey in the bread bowl. I will never make this again. I followed the recipe exactly. Don’t know what happened.

  5. Has anyone made this with water? I bake bread all the time and would love to try this. I am lactose intolerant so the only milk I have available is plain coconut milk. Not sure if that would change up the flavor or not!

  6. Hi, Maybabe, and thanks for the resource!! :)
    No, you don’t need a machine to make this recipe. See above for the “Hand Method” section.

  7. For those of you who are looking for a resource for SWG flour, check out the website “nuts.com”
    They have it, as well as other hard to find items!

  8. Is a bread machine necessary to make this ? I have a stand mixer w/dough hook. I really want to make this.

  9. Where do you buy SWG flour in the UK? Is it called something slightly different? From my search so far I can only find SWG bread to purchase – I was hoping to buy SWG flour.

  10. Always make my own bread.

  11. Hi, WendyFig. Your additions may indeed help. Freezing is considered optimal for long-term preservation, and the sprouting enables the bread to freeze very well.

  12. If I added Lecithin or a capsule of Vit C (I actually use 1T Lecithin granules and 250 G vit c in my 50/50 WW bread right now and it is delicious.) Would the bread keep a few days extra like it does in my regular bread? My guy eats sammies for lunch due to his work…. Has anyone tried this? I use only Platinum yeast… best rise every time.

  13. Hi, MariWillmer. The coconut sugar line refers to the amount for the ready-made syrup OR how to make that amount from coconut sugar if that is all that is available. If you don’t put in enough, it could result in underfeeding of the yeast and lack of rise.

  14. My first loaf is a disaster! Most expensive disaster loaf I’ve ever made! What did I do wrong? It’s soggy in the middle and not raised at all…I thought it was coconut sugar syrup – the receipt is very unclear how much to put in:(

  15. Hi, LindaBrace. You can definitely buy SWG bread in England. It is sometimes called sprouted wheat or sprouted wholemeal bread, but there are other varieties. The most widely marketed is Everfresh Organic Sprouted Wheat Bread 400g by Sunnyvale.

  16. Hi, DSchultz. Sucanat is excellent.

  17. Can I buy SWG in England , if so where?

  18. Do you know if I can use sucranat in place of the sweetener ?

  19. Hi, Connie. See the shopping information below. The bread doesn’t need to be frozen if you use it on a regular basis, but it should be refrigerated.

  20. Hi, Linda. Instead of coconut syrup, you can use organic cane juice or even just raw sugar.

  21. SWG stands for sprouted whole grain. The flour is sold in health-oriented shops such as Whole Foods Market, as well as online through Amazon and other health-oriented online shopping sites – the UK link is http://breadlink.co.uk/sproutedflour.html. It may be called various things such as sprouted flour, sprouted wheat, sprouted wholemeal, etc. The most reliable search is “sprouted flour”.

  22. Hi, Sebina. We are working on a healthy recipe for Irish Brown Bread.

  23. What can I use in place of coconut sugar syrup?

  24. What is SWG? I have not seen this in NZ, maybe we call it a different name.

  25. I make this already in a breadmaker

  26. what is SWG FLOUR

  27. What does SWG stand for?

  28. Where can you buy sprouted whole grain flour in the UK,Iv searched but cant find any ,only in the US !!

  29. I am allergic to Coconut. what else can be used?

  30. you say swg flour so what am i looking for? I don’t see anything that says swg. Please help me.

  31. Where can u buy SWG bread w all organic ingredients

  32. Is Ezekiel bread covered here?

  33. We’re do yo get this flour

  34. How magic was that … 6 loaves SWG bread delivered to my door !!! Into the freezer now !!

  35. I live on the mid north coast in Australia !! No retail outlets close by that sell SWG bread Got on line & found I can have it delivered to my home !!!! The name of the company is Lifestyle breads I am having ancient grain SWG bread & SWG spelt ,barley & oat bread delivered !!

  36. Where do I find SWG flour? After baking, should this bread be refrigerated. Just purchased program, will go through and read. Then start tomorrow.
    conrud@cox.net

  37. What is SWG Flour I want to purchase some

    Thank you Ossie. I found it carol-fl

  38. What is SWG Flour I want to purchase some

  39. do you have a recipe for bread like Irish Brown bread

  40. Hi, Ginamut. The recipe has been updated to be more specific. Thanks.

  41. Hi, boatybabe. You definitely don’t need a machine for this recipe. See the “Hand Method” instructions.

  42. Hi, SallyH50 and KKostiuk. “SWG” stands for “sprouted whole grain”.

  43. Hi, Jude. Xylitol is not recommended because the yeast needs actual sugar to multiply.

  44. I used all the ingredients in the quantities requested and the dough was very wet. Then I read that at the end to baste the top of the loaf with the remaining milk? I wasn’t supposed to use the whole amount of milk in the beginning? If so. the recipe did not say so. So I added more flour till the dough was the right consistency and I am following the rest of the steps. What did I do wrong?

  45. I can’t use a bread making machine as I live on a boat which is powered by batteries, so could you help me with how longvthis bread would need to be kneaded and left to rise for please.
    Thank you.

  46. what is swg

  47. what is (SWG)

  48. And I make my own starter from the book ” 52 loaves of bread” by William Alexander.

  49. Looks great but I would delete the coconut sugar. I add flax seeds, crushed almonds, dried cranberries and l
    I’ve it.

  50. Great bread recipe:) is it ok to use xylitol as a sweetener in this bread?

  51. Hi, LynG. Many people use baking powder instead – a ratio of about 1 teaspoon per cup of flour. In such recipes, you don’t need the sugar, and it is suggested to add oil – for this recipe, about 1/3 cup.

  52. Hi, RDscrap – no, the amount would stay the same. Amounts get tricky if you use gluten-free flours.

  53. Can anyone suggest a recipe for a yeast free bread

  54. Heya Ossie, if I use whole grain flour instead of the SWG flour do I have to adjust the quantity used?

  55. Hi, redbird10. Instructions for a bread machine have been added.

  56. Hi, susanstone49. Those products can be found in most health-oriented stores, including large chains such as Whole Foods Market. Online, sprouted whole grain flours are available through http://www.organicsproutedflour.net/ or http://www.shilohfarms.com/pages/Essential-Eating.html, or even through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sprouted+flour; and coconut sugar is also available through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=coconut+sugar, or on eBay.

  57. Hi, Fuelthesoul. A source of sugar is necessary for the yeast, so plain water is not a substitute for the coconut sugar. If you have nothing else, just use regular sugar (the amount is small and combined here with fiber).
    As for the flour, regular whole grain flour is fine.

  58. Hi, lmfortier54. Agave is not a preferred sweetener, due to its impact on the liver, but the small amount combined here with fiber is OK.

  59. Could you use Organic Blue Agave instead of the Coconut Sugar Syrup?

  60. Can you just use water instead if the coconut sugar syrup, I’m not sure this is available in New Zealand . Also the flour would i be okay with choosing whole Grain flour?

  61. Can I order the ingrediance like the SWG Flour, Coconut sugar, yeast etc? if so where and how?

  62. Hi, just looking into making SWG bread. Check out http://www.nuts.com. Reasonable prices and recipes. Great reviews. I’m going to give it a try. Beats the high prices of ordering Ezekial bread on line. I’m sure my local pharmacy that carries it will also charge an arm and a leg for very little product.

  63. how successful was using the bread maker for Homemade Sprouted Grain swg bread. Any tips?

  64. SWG flours can be found in health-oriented stores, such as Whole Foods Market. They are most easily purchased online, where the sky’s the limit in terms of selection.

  65. Regarding the gluten issue, most SWG does include some wheat, and is therefore not gluten-free, but there are indeed gluten-free types, such as amaranth, which you can mix with somewhat sturdier but still gluten-free flours such as sorghum.

  66. Hi, SharonCH. I’m not sure to which ingredients you are specifically referring, but I will take a guess, and give a bit of advice here. If SWG flour is out, just use whole grain flour, and if coconut sugar syrup is out, you can try molasses. Note that either milk or water will work for this recipe.

  67. I make my own sourdough bread. Is there any way I can use it. I don’t even know what some of these ingredients are in this bread recipe are or where to find them. Also very limited budget and can’t afford to order on line. Thanks for all your help.

  68. Real easy to make. I just added some SWG Flour to the dough because it was very sticky to knead. Came out great and delicious. Now I have to figure how to use my bread machine with this recipe.

  69. Where can I get SWG flour

  70. I’m gluten intolerant. Is SWG basically wheat?

  71. Is SWG flour GLUTEN FREE?

  72. Does anyone have this recipe to use in a bread machine? I am sure the measurements will be different.

  73. What is swg?

  74. How many oz 1 package of yeast has?
    I buy by bulks so I have like 1/2 lb of yeast.
    Thanks :)

  75. Found ezekiel flour at my bulk food store, and I’m going to try substituting liquid agave for the coconut sugar.

  76. Got a call from Blueberry Fields; I would have to buy a case of 6 28oz. bags in order for them to order it. At $8.29 a bag I can’t afford that. I’ll stick with the Ezekiel bread I buy at Market Basket which is made with Sprouted grains. Works fine for me.

  77. I went to Blueberry Fields Health store and they do not sell the SWG flour nor bread but they are going to look into stocking it. Maybe you all can do the same at your nearby health food stores. I will let you know when/if they do and how it comes packaged.

  78. I checked out our local health food store for the SWG flour and they will consider carrying it soon; I hope (Blueberry Fields, Keene, NH) They also do not carry the bread already made.

  79. are there choices of SWG, or just 1 kind.

  80. Also; 3. I am going to use the 1 packet of yeast as said, but do you know what the amount is is you use bread machine yeast that comes in the jar?

  81. 1. Can I use unsweetened coconut milk to replace the organic low-fat milk? 2. And if I can’t find liquid coconut sugar, can what is the amount of xylitol or stevia to use in place of it?

  82. Does this bread freeze well?

  83. S W G = SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN

  84. You can use a different sweetener, but remember that it must be a source of simple sugar, and unrefined is optimal.

  85. This recipe can be made in a bread machine – just follow the machine’s instructions for adding in ingredients.

  86. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol, with 2/3 the energy of regular sugar, and none of the dental or metabolic problems, and no aftertaste. It is mentioned in the Trim Down Club article on sweeteners here http://www.trimdownclub.com/the-best-way-to-sweeten-your-tea-2/.

  87. SWG means “sprouted whole grain”. See the Trim Down article on the topic here http://www.trimdownclub.com/what-is-swg-bread/

  88. Whole wheat that I grind myself doesn’t set well on my stomach is good, but doesn’t set well on my stomach. Is sprouted whole grain better or just as heavy? I am a new member.

  89. I make my own wholemeal bread in my breadmaker. What does SWG flour mean? I am a new member.

  90. your large grocers will have a small section set aside for these products ,If not you will need to find a natural food store or whole foods store in your area…..good luck ….i’m thankful they put this recipe on the board ,A loaf of this bread is 7 dollars. SWG flour is only 2.15 a pound in my area.

  91. I don’t see any answers to the previous comments. So, where do I find SWG flour and coconut sugar?

  92. What is xylitol.

  93. Where do I find SWG flour and Liquid coconut sugar? Could a small amount of Stevia based sweetener be used with a little extra liquid?

  94. where do i find swg flour and can I use a bread machine ?

  95. I don’t have a bread machine, don’t want one. I like to use my hands, makes for a good workout! Feel good about doing it on my own, something accomplished today! Dough is not tough if its done right. I used whole grain flour (can’t find the Sprouted stuff) i think whole wheat would work better than white flour if you can’t find the whole grain.

  96. Where can you find SWG flour? Local grocery stores? or health food stores?

  97. caI use a different sweetner????

  98. Could you show us the modifications of this recipe when using a breadmaker? Thank you

  99. I have a Bread Making Machine unable to get Sprouted Whole Grain can brown rice flour be used? Or how could this be made in a bread making machine?

  100. going to try normally use bread machine.

  101. How do I find the answer to whether this bread can be made in a bread machine?

  102. Can you make this in a bread maker